Project Name
Linden to Mabura Hill Road Upgrade Project (Needs Assessment, Capacity Building, and Grant Assistance for SMEs)
Needs Assessment, Capacity Building, and Grant Assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises
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Linden Mabura Hill Upgrade Project

Consultancy Services for Needs Assessment, Capacity Building, And Grant Assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises in The Project Area (Linden to Mabura Hill)


The Government of Guyana (GOGY) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) in an amount equivalent to US$178,709,000 towards the cost of Linden to Mabura Hill Road Upgrade Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of the GOGY and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than the GOGY shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

Ministry of Public Works, Works Services Group, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the Needs Assessment, Capacity Building, and Grant Assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises in The Project Area (Linden to Mabura Hill).

The objective of the assignment is to conduct gender-responsive and socially-inclusive identification of the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and provide evidence-based livelihood programming to two target groups in Project areas:

  1. SMEs at major communal intersection points of the road corridor; and
  2. the Great Falls Indigenous Village

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of twelve (12) months.


The Ministry of Public Works, Works Services Group now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 percent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of an eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB. Consultants are advised to review the detailed eligibility criteria detailed in Section 4 and conflict of interest provisions in Section 5 of the Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (January 2021), as published on CDB’s website.


Interested consultant teams are required to submit their Expression of Interest using the “EOI Consulting Firms template”. The Draft Terms of Reference for the assignment and the “EOI Consulting Firms template” can be made available upon request by contacting Address 1 below or downloaded from the Specific Procurement Notice on CDB’s website.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications, and experience, on similar assignments and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from Address 1 or email below between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm (Local time in Guyana), Monday to Friday.

Two (2) “hard copies” together with an “electronic copy” on a flash drive in pdf format of the Expressions of Interest must be included in a sealed envelope and submitted to Address 2 below no later than 9:00 am (Local time in Guyana) on Thursday, March 14, 2024.  One additional “electronic copy” must be sent simultaneously “via email” to CDB at Address 3 below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Needs Assessment, Capacity Building, and Grant Assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises in The Project Area (Linden to Mabura Hill)."

Following the assessment of submissions, a short list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. The GOGY reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


Address 1
The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Public Works
Oranapai Towers
Wright's Lane, Kingston,

(592) 223-6070
Address 2
The Chairman

National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Street

Address 3
The Procurement Officer

Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408
Wildey, St Michael  

+1 (246) 539-1600